Grove Critic Talks Manure

On May 11th, the Teton County Housing Authority presented a document to the County Commission outlining the work done on the Grove Project, which has struggled with rising costs.

That document did not sit well with at least one resident.

The paper, entitled “The Grove, Design Process Post Land Swap through Approval of Town Council August 2012 – December 2013” attempts to show the “process that TCHA has undertaken to methodically re-design The Grove from a market-rate development to a 100% affordable housing development.”

Tim Rieser, a resident who has been outspoken at previous meetings about the project, sent an email to the Housing Authority and County Commission declaring the document “100% bull*hit”. Rieser also compared the decision to build the Grove as akin to “ making the Hindenburg out of highly explosive gasses”

The TCHA paper said that the process has been consistent, transparent, and mindful of affordability and with oversight by the Board of County Commissioners. County Commissioner Andy Schwartz was board liaison in 2012 and Paul Vogelheim took over the role in 2013. Barb Allen volunteered to act as the Design Development liaison.

The Authority noted that the Commissioners passed a resolution approving the project in its entirety and the construction of phase one. They also said they met the seven milestones set by the County and have provided monthly updates to the Board.

Rieser complained in his email that “The continual resistance by the HA (Housing Authority) and BCC (Board of County Commissioners) to slowing down and exploring smarter options is a stunning departure from responsible leadership.”

The County has slated a decision on the project for tomorrow.

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